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Bruce Love

August 28, 2014

It is a term that is slowly gaining credence in the investment community: stranded assets. Put simply, the expression refers to an asset that has become obsolete or has ceased to perform in your portfolio. 

It is a term that is slowly gaining credence in the investment community: stranded assets. Put simply, the expression refers to an asset that has become obsolete or has ceased to perform in your portfolio.

The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment has applied the term specifically to assets as they pertain to global warming and the resulting efforts to curb the phenomenon – particularly carbon assets on the books of large oil and gas companies.

May 1, 2008

Let’s suppose that your goal is for one of your children to take over the family business some day. How do your children feel about this?

Let's suppose that your goal is for one of your children to take over the family business some day. How do your children feel about this? It's a truism that most sons and daughters rarely tell their parents what they're thinking if they don't think they'll like the answer. And in a lot of families, where it is assumed that one sibling or another will one day take the reigns, the succession issue is often met with either abject avoidance or subtle placation. Otherwise, it can lead to furious in-fighting if other siblings feel that their value is being ignored or passed over.

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